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66 Friday, December 4, 2020 Students will take the actual "November Words" vocabulary assessment. Review "Claims, Evidence, and Elaborations." Be sure to make up missed work. Mon., 12/7 we will take a practice writing assessment and discuss results from the King/Wiesel in-class essays.
65 Thursday, December 3, 2020 Students will take "November Words" vocabulary assessment. Review "Claims, Evidence, and Elaborations." We will review grammar and writing work Fri., 12/4. Claims Evidence Elaborations
Wednesday, December 2, 2020 Calamity Day #3. Continue to study vocabulary terms for "November Words" assessment which is now postponed until Thurs., 12/3. Grammar and writing review on Fri., 12/4. Claims Evidence Elaborations
Tuesday, December 1, 2020 Calamity Day #2. Hazardous snow conditions. Stay indoors as much as possible. Practice "November Words" on Vocabulary.com. We will have a vocabulary quiz on Wed., 12/2. Continue writing and grammar review on Thurs., 12/3. Grammar assessment on Fri., 12/4. Claims Evidence Elaborations
Monday, November 30, 2020 Calamity Day #1 Zoom Meeting on Tuesday. Practice "November Words" on Vocabulary.com. We will have a vocabulary quiz on Wed., 12/2. Introducers and Interrupters
64 Tuesday, November 24, 2020 Students will work on Introducers/Interrupters grammar lesson and review claims, evidence, and elaboration. Practice "November Words" on Vocabulary.com. We will have a vocabulary quiz on Wed., 12/2. Introducers and Interrupters
63 Monday, November 23, 2020 Students will participate in a vocabulary jam for "November Words." We will also review claims, evidence, and elaboration. Review teacher comments from past AoW. Turn in one-paragraph reflection for new AoW goals.
62 Friday, November 20, 2020 Students will participate in a vocabulary jam for "November Words." Review feedback from teacher comments about student writing, claims, evidence, and elaboration next week.
61 Thursday, November 19, 2020 Students will complete final draft for in-class essay on King and Wiesel speeches. Once in-class essays are completed, go to vocabulary.com and begin practicing new vocabulary list, "November Words."
60 Wednesday, November 18, 2020 Students will work to complete final draft for King and Wiesel speeches. Once in-class essays are completed, go to vocabulary.com and begin practicing new vocabulary list, "November Words.
59 Tuesday, November 17, 2020 Students will work to complete final draft for King and Wiesel speeches. Complete and submit in-class essay writing on Wed., 11/18. Pared down expository graphic organizer
58 Monday, November 16, 2020 Students will be allotted class time for reading and annotating King and Wiesel speeches. Afterwards, students may begin working on graphic organizer for the in-class essay. Work to complete in-class essay writing on Tues., 11/17. Finalize and submit in-class essay in Edulastic by Wed., 11/18. Pared down expository graphic organizer
57 Friday, November 13, 2020 Students will take time for reading and annotating King and Wiesel speeches. Preparation for in-class essay writing on Mon., 11/16. Complete in-class essay writing on Tues., 11/17. Pared down expository graphic organizer
56 Thursday, November 12, 2020 Students will complete Compassion-Neat writing plan. Then, begin reading and annotating King and Wiesel speeches. Discuss importance of AoW work and reading teacher feedback. Fri., 11/13 students will actively work during class on expository writing workshop which includes preparation for in-class essay writing on Mon., 11/16. Compassion-Neat writing plan King and Wiesel speeches
55 Wednesday, November 11, 2020 Students will have time to complete the reading assessment for "On Compassion" and "Neat vs. Sloppy." Then, if time permits, complete Compassion-Neat writing plan. Thurs., 11/12 - Fri., 11/13 students will actively work during class on expository writing workshop which includes preparation for in-class essay writing. Complete Compassion-Neat Writing plan and annotate and read the King and Wiesel speeches. Compassion-Neat writing plan King and Wiesel speeches
54 Tuesday, November 10, 2020 Students will take reading assessment for "On Compassion" and "Neat vs. Sloppy." Wed., 11/11 - Fri., 11/13 students will actively work during class on expository writing workshop which includes preparation for in-class essay writing.
53 Monday, November 9, 2020 Students will complete "After Reading On Compassion" and "After Reading for Neat-Sloppy" assignments in Google Classroom and turn in the end of class. On Tues., 11/10, "On Compassion" and "Neat vs. Sloppy" reading assessment. Qfter Reading Neat-Sloppy After Reading On Compassion
52 Friday, November 6, 2020 Students will discuss the reading guide for "Neat People vs. Sloppy People. " We will also review the AoW. On Mon., 11/9, complete "After Reading for Neat-Sloppy." Tues., 11/10, "On Compassion" and "Neat vs. Sloppy" reading assessment. Qfter Reading Neat-Sloppy After Reading On Compassion
51 Thursday, November 5, 2020 Students will begin reading and discussing "Neat People vs. Sloppy People" on p. 193 in The Bedford Reader. On Thurs., 11/5, complete reading guide for "Neat People vs. Sloppy People." On Fri., 11/6, turn in AoW 7 Habits and review "On Compassion" "Neat People vs. Sloppy People." On Compassion during reading
50 Wednesday, November 4, 2020 We will complete "On Compassion" reading guide. Also, we will preview the short story, "Neat People vs. Sloppy People." On Thurs., 11/5, begin reading "Neat People vs. Sloppy People." Fri., 11/6, complete "Neat People vs. Sloppy People" and turn in AoW 7 Habits. On Compassion during reading
49 Tuesday, November 3, 2020 We will review how to improve writing short responses on assessments and discuss the take-home grammar text. Also, we will preview the short story, "On Compassion." Due Wed.,11/4, complete "On Compassion" and turn in comma rules #2 take-home assessment. Thurs., 11/4 begin reading "Neat People vs. Sloppy People." Fri., 11/6, complete "Neat People vs. Sloppy People" and turn in AoW 7 Habits. AoW 7 Habits
48 Monday, November 2, 2020 Students will take Cold Read #2 assessment. If time permits, work on missing work and upcoming assignments. Due Wed.,11/4, comma rules #2 take-home assessment. AoW 7 Habits due Fri., 11/6. AoW 7 Habits
47 Friday, October 30, 2020 Students will discuss the comma rules #2 practice assessment Review three types of paragraphs for AoW. Due Mon., 11/2, comma rules #2 take-home assessment. AoW 7 Habits due Fri., 11/6. AoW 7 Habits
46 Thursday, October 29, 2020 Students will take "Late Fall" vocabulary assessment. Then, begin next week's new AoW. On Fri., 10/30, with partners, students will review comma rules #2 practice assessment. AoW 7 Habits due Fri., 11/6. AoW 7 Habits
45 Wednesday, October 28, 2020 Students will take "Needs" and "Hope" assessment. On Thurs., 10/29, students will take Late Fall List vocabulary quiz. On Fri., 10/30, with partners, students will take actual grammar assessment.
44 Tuesday, October 27, 2020 Review practice assessment for comma rules #2. On Wed., 10/28, students assessed on"Needs" and "Hope." Bring SSR books or practice Late Fall List at Vocabulary.com; Late Fall quiz will be Thurs., Oct. 29. On Fri., 10/30, take actual grammar assessment. 2nd Quarter Reading Log
43 Monday, October 26, 2020 Take practice assessment for comma rules #2. Review for "Needs" and "Hope" reading assessment. On Tues., 10/27., students assessed on "Needs" and "Hope." Bring SSR books or practice Late Fall List at Vocabulary.com; Late Fall quiz will be Thurs., Oct. 29. On Fri., 10/30, take actual grammar assessment.
42 Friday, October 23, 2020 Complete "Hope" reading guide and review "Needs." Continue more practice with comma rules #2. Warm-reading assessment for "Needs" and "Hope" on Mon., 10/26. See new Late Fall List at Vocabulary.com; Late Fall quiz will be Thurs., Oct. 29. Hope reading guide
41 Thursday, October 22, 2020 Review "Needs" reading guide and begin "Hope." Discuss comma rules #2 grammar work and partners. AoW due Fri., 10/23. Warm-reading assessment for "Needs" and "Hope" on Mon., 10/26. See new Late Fall List at Vocabulary.com; Late Fall quiz will be Thurs., Oct. 29. Hope reading guide
40 Wednesday, October 21, 2020 Complete "Needs" and the reading guide. Begin new grammar work. On Thurs., 10/22, read "Hope." AoW due Fri., 10/23. Part 2 Thank-you AoW
39 Tuesday, October 20, 2020 Begin reading "Needs" on p. 501 in The Bedford Reader. Pair-share-reading activity. Work to complete reading guide. Wed., 10/21, begin new grammar work, comma rules continued. Thurs., 10/22, read "Hope." AoW due Fri., 10/23. Part 2 Thank-you AoW
38 Monday, October 19, 2020 Introduce and begin reading "Needs" on p. 501 in The Bedford Reader. Begin new grammar work, comma rules continued. AoW due Fri., 10/23. Needs 3 level guide AoW Writing thank-yous
37 Friday, October 16, 2020 Introduce AoW, "Writing thank-yous." Discuss second quarter goals. Next week, read "On Compassion." Begin new grammar work, comma rules continued. AoW due Fri., 10/23. AoW Writing thank-yous
36 Thursday, October 15, 2020 Wrap up comma rules #1 work. Preview next quarter on Friday.
35 Wednesday, October 14, 2020 Students will not meet for class today due to the PSAT. Thurs., 10/15, Wrap up comma rules #1 work and preview next quarter on Friday.
34 Tuesday, October 13, 2020 Students will take cold reading assessment. SSR time will be allotted. Wed., 10/14, no classes meet due to PSAT. Thurs., 10/15, take cold reading quiz. Wrap up comma rules #1 work and preview next quarter on Friday.
33 Monday, October 12, 2020 Students will take reading quiz: "Finding Prosperity" and "The Chase." SSR time will be allotted. Tues., 10/13, we will wrap-up Comma rules #1 assessment. Thurs., 10/15, take cold reading quiz. Wrap up comma rules #1 work and preview next quarter on Friday.
32 Thursday, October 8, 2020 Students will take Vocabulary quiz. SSR time will be allotted. Mon., 10/12, take reading quiz: "Finding Prosperity" and "The Chase." Tues., 10/13, we will wrap-up Comma rules #1 assessment. Thurs., 10/15, take cold reading quiz.
31 Wednesday, October 7, 2020 Students will review structure and discuss previous reading assessment. Analyze "The Chase" reading guide. Review for vocabulary quiz tomorrow. Vocabulary quiz on Thurs., 10/8. Time will be allotted for SSR.
30 Tuesday, October 6, 2020 Students will complete and turn in "The Chase" reading guide. Complete "The Chase" reading guide on Wed., 10/7. Vocabulary quiz on Thurs., 10/8. The Chase Guide The Chase Audio
29 Monday, October 5, 2020 Students will read "The Chase." Then, answer and turn in the reading guide. Picture Day is Tues., 10/6 during English class. Complete The Chase reading guide on Wed., 10/7. Vocabulary quiz on Thurs., 10/8. The Chase Guide The Chase Audio
28 Friday, October 2, 2020 Students will take vocabulary quiz. Time allotted for SSR and review of structure. Mon., 10/5 read "The Chase." Picture Day is Tues., 10/6 during English class. We will review expository essays, Edulastic reading assessment results, and have an actual comma rules #1 assessment on Wed., 10/7.
27 Thursday, October 1, 2020 Students will comma rules grammar practice with assigned partners. We will also practice our vocabulary terms at Vocabulary.com. Lastly, we will review recent reading assessment and structure. No AoW this week! In Google Classroom, see posted top ten words for Vocab. #1 quiz. Take actual Vocab. #1 quiz on Fri., 10/2. SSR time after quiz. Structure Idea Bank
26 Wednesday, September 30, 2020 Students will complete and review "Prosperity" reading guide. Begin comma rules grammar practice with assigned partners. No AoW this week! In Google Classroom, see posted top ten words for Vocab. #1 quiz. Take actual Vocab. #1 quiz on Fri., 10/2. SSR time after quiz.
25 Tuesday, September 29, 2020 Students will read "Prosperity" and begin reading guide. No AoW this week! Discuss "Prosperity" and complete homework document by Wed., 9/30. Begin comma rules grammar practice with assigned partners. Vocabulary preparations on Wed., 9/30 and actual Vocab. #1 quiz on Fri., 10/2. SSR time after quiz. Taw Homework Document Finding Prosperity
24 Thursday, September 24, 2020 Students will take reading assessment for "Fish Cheeks" and "Champion of the World." If time permits, read SSR or work on LoW. Mini LoW due Thurs., 9/24; we will begin comma rules grammar work. mini-LoW Tupac Rose
23 Wednesday, September 23, 2020 Students will take reading assessment for "Fish Cheeks" and "Champion of the World." If time permits, read SSR or work on LoW. Reading assessment for "Fish Cheeks" and "Champion of the World" on Wed., 9/23. Mini LoW due Thurs., 9/24; we will begin comma rules grammar work. mini-LoW Tupac Rose
22 Tuesday, September 22, 2020 Complete discussion of "Champion of the World." Reading assessment for "Fish Cheeks" and "Champion of the World" on Wed., 9/23. Mini LoW due Thurs., 9/24; we will begin comma rules grammar work. mini-LoW Tupac Rose
21 Monday, September 21, 2020 New mini-LoW assigned. Begin "Champion of the World." New story and grammar practice this week. Reading assessment on recent stories on Wed., 9/23. Mini LoW due Thurs., 9/24. mini-LoW Tupac Rose
20 Friday, September 18, 2020 Discuss AoW. Review how students need to be aware of tone when writing and revising expository rough drafts. New story and grammar practice next week. Reading assessment on recent stories and new mini LoW due Thurs., 9/24.
19 Thursday, September 17, 2020 Finalize discussion and reading guide for "Fish Cheeks" in class. Review tone. Allow AoW and SSR time. AoW due Fri, 9/18. AoW team name changes Fish Cheeks
18 Wednesday, September 16, 2020 We will read and discuss "Fish Cheeks" in class. Review tone, structure, and theme on Thurs., 9/17. New AoW due Fri, 9/18. AoW team name changes Fish Cheeks
17 Tuesday, September 15, 2020 Students will take a practice cold reading quiz in Edulastic and discuss results. We will read and discuss "Fish Cheeks" in class on Wed., 9/16. Review tone, structure, and theme on Thurs., 9/17. New AoW due Fri, 9/18. AoW team name changes
16 Monday, September 14, 2020 SSR time allotted. Edit organizers and copy and paste into rough draft for expository essays by the end of class today. Practice cold reading quiz on Tues., 9/15. Read and discuss "Fish Cheeks" on Wed., 9/16. Review tone, structure, and theme on Thurs., 9/17. New AoW due Fri, 9/18. AoW team name changes
15 Friday, September 11, 2020 Students first read SSR books and complete reading logs. Then, we will complete graphic organizers for expository essays. We will focus on the concluding paragraph and transitions. Bring SSR books Monday. Be prepared for new AoW post on Monday morning. Expository Graphic Organizer Expository Topics
14 Thursday, September 10, 2020 Students will focus on introductions: hooks and thesis statements today while they continue planning and outlining their expository essays. We will continue outlining and drafting our expository essays this week. Students may check Vocabulary.com for assigned practice exercises and quizzes. By Friday, 9/11 our first drafts will be completed. Bring SSR books Fri., 9/11. Expository Graphic Organizer Expository Topics
13 Wednesday, September 9, 2020 Students will continue planning and outlining their expository writing. We will continue outlining and drafting our expository essays this week. By Friday, 9/11 our first drafts will be completed. Bring SSR books Fri., 9/11. Expository Graphic Organizer Expository Topics
12 Tuesday, September 8, 2020 Students will begin with SSR selections. Then, we will begin our planning for expository writing. No AoW this week. We will begin planning for expository essays this week. By Friday, 9/11 our drafts will be completed. Expository Graphic Organizer Expository Topics
11 Thursday, September 3, 2020 Students will discuss AoW, "Teenage Brain." Also, review some expository writing terms. Have your SSR books ready for class on Tues., 9/8. No AoW next week. We will begin prewriting for expository essays. Intro to expository writing
10 Wednesday, September 2, 2020 Students will complete expository writing slide show. This week, we will review and begin prewriting for expository essays. AoW annotations, comments, summary, and reflection due Thurs., 9/3. Intro to expository writing
9 Tuesday, September 1, 2020 Students will review the AoW template. Then, we will see an expository writing slide show. This week, we will review and begin prewriting for expository essays. AoW annotations, comments, summary, and reflection due Thurs., 9/3. AoW_LoW template
8 Monday, August 31, 2020 Students will read SSR selection, discuss this week's AoW. AoW annotations, comments, summary, and reflection due Thurs., 9/3. AoW Teenage Brain AoW response form
7 Friday, August 28, 2020 Students will actively engage in a class discussion about the first AoW. Select a book and have it ready for SSR on Mon., 8/31.
6 Thursday, August 27, 2020 Students will work on their article of the week and decide their SSR selections. This week, we will discuss and review various weekly routines in our class: literary terms, vocabulary words, weekly articles, and sustained silent reading selections. Complete AoW "Cake" and share in Google Classroom by Fri., 8/28. Select a book for SSR by next Mon., 8/31. AoW Practice Cake
5 Wednesday, August 26, 2020 Students will explore Vocabulary.com in class today begin creating their own Google Slides in Google Classroom. This week, we will discuss and review various weekly routines in our class: literary terms, vocabulary words, weekly articles, and sustained silent reading selections. Complete AoW "Cake" and share in Google Classroom by Fri. 8/28. Select a book for SSR by next Mon., 8/31. AoW Practice Cake
4 Tuesday, August 25, 2020 Students will take an in-class pre-assessment on literary terms which will be scheduled during class in Google Classroom. Upon completion, students may work on the upcoming AoW or decide on a book for SSR next week. This week, we will discuss and review various weekly routines in our class: literary terms, vocabulary words, weekly articles, and sustained silent reading selections. Complete AoW "Cake" and share in Google Classroom by Fri. 8/28. Select a book for SSR by next Mon., 8/31. AoW Practice Cake
3 Monday, August 24, 2020 Students will discuss this week's practice Article of the Week, "Cake." We will review the six-word memoirs and email writing exercises. Then, discuss selecting books for sustained silent reading. This week, we will discuss and review various weekly routines in our class: literary terms, vocabulary words, weekly articles, and sustained silent reading selections. Complete AoW "Cake" and share in Google Classroom by Friday. AoW Practice Cake
2 Friday, August 21, 2020 Students will review Google Classroom use, writing proper emails, and selecting a book of your choice. After discussing email writing, complete two emails by Mon., 8/24. One to Mrs. O'Janpa and one to your future self. Sophomore email writing
1 Thursday, August 20, 2020 Students will partake in class introductions and ice-breaker activities. Discuss six-word memoirs. Prepare goals for the school year and write to future self. Complete six-word memoir in a Google Doc. Six word memoir
Wednesday, August 19, 2020 Students need to check their schedules and Google Classroom for the time and link of their Thursday Zoom meeting. Be ready for your class assigned Zoom meeting tomorrow. Have your chromebook fully charged. Students need to complete their own six-word memoir in a Google Doc by Thurs., 8/20. Six word memoir
Tuesday, August 18, 2020 Students need to check their school email accounts to get the code for their Google Classroom. Students need to complete their own six-word memoir in a Google Doc by Thurs. 8/20. Six word memoir
Thursday, August 13, 2020 Prior to the start of classes, students need to have chromebooks ready for opening week classwork. Students need to complete their own six-word memoir in a Google Doc by Thu., 8/20. Six word memoir